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(B.M.E.) Bachelor of Music in Education

(B.M.E.) Bachelor of Music in Education2020-08-20T13:25:18-05:00

The mission of the Music Education program is to prepare outstanding music educators for lifelong careers inspiring today’s youth. Our undergraduate program provides a core of knowledge and skills, enhanced by applied learning experiences that ready our graduates for contemporary and current educational practices. Our faculty members are cutting-edge teacher/scholars with national certifications in Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly. They are active scholars and researchers, particularly in the areas of instrumental music, jazz education, choral music, Kodaly, Orff Schulwerk, Laban Movement Analysis, and vocal pedagogy. Graduates move on to be successful general, choral and instrumental music educators in Missouri and in the states of Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and often continue their education in successful graduate programs all over the United States.

As of 2019, the BME degree sequence was overhauled to best meet the needs of the 21st century music educator, as well as shorten the time required to complete the degree. Most students are able to complete the BME in nine (9) total semesters.

All music major degree programs have a concert/recital attendance applied learning activity requirement. To complete the degree, the student must attend 12 approved performances each semester for a total of 6 semesters. This is in addition to all coursework for any music major degree. Attendance requirements and an approved listing of concerts/recitals are provided at the beginning of each regular semester.

CONCENTRATIONS

If instrumental music is your passion, you can tailor your music education degree with the concentration that matches your interest.


BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN EDUCATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree must participate in one major ensemble each semester with the exception of the student teaching semester. Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree must complete 4 credits in 300-level “Applied Music-Major Instrument” requirements for graduation.

Requires a core of 49 credits in music courses plus additional credits in the area of concentration.

If vocal music is your passion, you can tailor your music education degree with the concentration that matches your interest.


BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN EDUCATION VOCAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for the BME-Vocal degree must complete 45 hours in the major core, 17 hours in the concentration, and 33 hours in the professional education sequence. The BME additionally requires passing the Missouri Content Area Assessment in music (MOCA) prior to student teaching.

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Music (Bachelor of Music in Education, B.M.E.)

General Studies 1
42-47
Core Requirements
MUS 100Concert/Recital Attendance0
MUS 103Fundamentals of Music2
MUS 106Basic Keyboard Skills I2
MUS 108Basic Keyboard Skills II2
MUS 117Theory and Analysis 12
MUS 118Aural Training 11
MUS 310History of Music: Ancient to Baroque2
MUS 311History of Music: Classical to Modern2
MUS 320Elementary Music Methods and Materials3
MUS 323Music History III2
MUS 355Theory and Analysis 32
MUS 356Aural Training 31
MUS 357Theory and Analysis 42
MUS 490Senior Recital1
or MUS 491 Senior Recital
MUS 1XX3
MUS 2XX1
MUS 3XX2
MUS 4XX1
MUS XXX 2
MUS XXX 2
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:17-19
Instrumental
Vocal
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Concentrations:
Instrumental
Vocal
Additional Teaching Certification

Instrumental Concentration

MUS 109Functional Voice Class2
MUS 206Keyboard Proficiency for Instrumentalists2
MUS 211Brass Methods and Materials2
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 325Marching Band Techniques1
MUS 353Woodwind Methods and Materials2
MUS 442Instrumental Conducting3
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Total Credit Hours19

 Vocal Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MUS 111Functional Instrumental Techniques2
MUS 201Diction for Singers3
MUS 208Keyboard Proficiency for Vocalists2
MUS 328Song and Choral Literature2
MUS 334Pedagogical Practices: Voice2
MUS 441Choral Conducting3
MUS 467Middle and High School Choral Methods3
Total Credit Hours17

 Additional Teaching Certification

The department strongly recommends additional teaching certification for all BME music majors.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree with a Vocal Concentration may achieve state instrumental certification with the following courses:

MUS 211Brass Methods and Materials2
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 353Woodwind Methods and Materials2
MUS 442Instrumental Conducting3
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Applied Music (instrumental) course(s)2
Ensemble (instrumental) course(s)2
Total Credit Hours18

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree with an Instrumental Concentration may achieve state vocal certification with the following courses:

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